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Airports in British Columbia

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Overview

Situated on Sea Island, Vancouver International Airport is the second busiest airport in Canada. It is conveniently located in close proximity to downtown Vancouver and offers passengers a host of activities as well as shopping opportunities, snack bars and great scenery.

Sea Island is also home to a great conservation project, which is designed to offset the carbon emissions and environmental impact of Vancouver International Airport. The airport is also well connected to airports across the world and has a range of non-stop flights to Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) south of Vancouver.

Getting to the city

The Canada Line, part of the city's AirLink network, connects the airport to downtown Vancouver in about 25 minutes. The service runs every 8 to 20 minutes and costs $8.75 to downtown during the weekdays, $7.50 on weeknights and weekends. Scheduled buses are available to downtown Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island and Washington State; the Airporter bus to downtown Vancouver costs C$13.50 one way. Courtesy shuttles transport passengers to the Long-Term Parking Lot, South Terminal, local hotels and other destinations near the airport. Public bus services to Vancouver, Richmond and further afield are available at the Airport Station Bus Terminal, near the Delta Hotel; information on schedules and fares is available at TransLink, Tourism InfoCentres and Customer Service counters in both terminals. Car rentals and taxis are also available, as are Highend Limousines (604 298 1000).

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 (604) 207 7077.

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Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)

Location

The airport is located two miles (3km) from Abbotsford city centre.

Getting to the city

Shuttle services are available to transport passengers to and from the airport to the city centre. Shuttles can also be booked in advance. Local bus and limousine services are also available from the airport to the city centre.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT-7, March to November).

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Kamloops Airport (YKA)

Location

The airport is located six miles (9km) from Kamloops city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre. The Airporter Shuttle also offers a door to doo service to and from the airport.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT-7 from the first Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

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Vancouver International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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